Australia Milo Yiannopoulos: Seven protesters arrested at right-wing commentator's event in Sydney

01:37  06 december  2017
01:37  06 december  2017 Source:   ABC News

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— Police arrested seven people after some arguments turned violent between protesters and those attending a speech by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at a Southern California college Tuesday night.

Right - wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is scheduled to speak at Cal State University , Fullerton , on Halloween night, and other student. Milo Yiannopoulos - Bing News - www.bing.com. Seven people were arrested at Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday night during tense protests on campus as

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Seven protesters have been arrested outside a speaking event held by controversial right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Sydney tonight, following his unusual visit to Parliament House in Canberra today.

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— A speech by right - wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos ’ at UC Davis was over before it even started Friday after protests erupted One person arrested . As tensions rose between supporters and protesters , a determination was made that it was no longer feasible to continue the event safely.

- Seven people were arrested at California State, Fullerton on Tuesday night during tense protests on campus as conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos spoke on campus. At least two arrests were the result of a scuffle between left-wing protesters and right - wing counter- protesters

There is a huge police presence outside the Lilyfield function centre in Sydney's inner-west, with more than 100 police officers surrounding the event, including riot squad units and mounted police.

Up to 2,000 people turned out to see Yiannopoulos in Sydney, who has sold out five of his seven Australian events.

Socialist Alliance members are among protesters and have chanted "Nazi scum" and demanded Yiannopoulos leave Australia.

High-profile barrister Charles Waterstreet, who has recently been accused of sexual harassment, was seen in the front row of the event.

Left-wing protesters clash with police during a protest against British alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Lilyfield. © AAP Image Left-wing protesters clash with police during a protest against British alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Lilyfield. Yiannopoulos, a former editor at Breitbart News, has gained a cult following and hosts talks which criticise feminism, transgender people and Islam.

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Violence broke out between protesters and counter- protesters attending an event held Tuesday by British right - wing pundit Milo Yiannopoulos at California State University, Fullerton. At least two people were arrested for scuffles, and five others were arrested for unknown reasons

Protests that erupted at UC Berkeley ahead of a planned Wednesday appearance by right - wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos No arrests were made throughout the night. Yiannopoulos on college speaking tour. Protesters shut down Milo Yiannopoulos event at UC Davis.

On Monday night, there were violent scenes outside the British conservative's Melbourne speaking event, with five police officers injured.

Heavily armed police were forced to intervene when protesters from both right and left groups clashed.

The 33-year-old is on a speaking tour of Australia and visited Canberra's Parliament House today to speak about the state of politics as the guest of outspoken Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm.

One Nation senators were front and centre for the event, but Liberal senator Jane Hume said it was best to "turn the volume down" on attention seekers.

"You know, young man swaggers into Canberra, attention seeking, saying outrageous things, and appeasing the far-right, and getting some media coverage," she said.

"Sounds like the Coalition party room."

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